Heroes & Hope 2020 — Join Us Virtually!

Join us online for an inspiring celebration to support nonprofit Resource Central and local conservation programs


Friday, November 20, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm Mountain Time
Join us online, from your home
Registration is free!

Heroes & Hope is an inspiring celebration to support nonprofit Resource Central and our high-impact conservation programs that annually help 90,000+ people save water, conserve energy, and reduce waste. Despite today’s environmental challenges, Heroes & Hope shines the light on programs that are making a difference in Colorado and will leave your heart full of hope.

Plus join guest speakers U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for conversations on climate science, policy, and justice!

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project. Recently, she co-authored the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, served as a leader of the March for Science, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University. Dr. Johnson earned a BA from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Time, and she blogs on Scientific American. She was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate. Outside Magazine called her  “the most influential marine biologist of our time.” Her mission is to build community around solutions to our climate crisis. Find her @ayanaeliza.

Heroes & Hope includes inspiring insights & actions to tackle climate change and a fun paddle raiser. Your support strengthens Resource Central’s innovative programs to save water, conserve energy, and reduce waste.  Join local leaders, environmentalists, philanthropists and friends as we come together to help protect the Colorado we love.


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